Thrombus or pla...
Sudden onset of a cold, painful leg
The 6 Ps:
Gradual, initially increasing in severity then decreasing with progressive sensory loss
Distal progressing proximally
Early recognition and rapid transport to an emergency department
Place the limb in a dependent position
Keeping the limb warm
Oxygen by nasal cannula
All patients with clinical diagnosis of acute arterial occlusion or (ABI <0.5) should be admitted after an emergency consultation with a vascular surgeon.
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444.9 Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery
444.21 Arterial embolism and thrombosis of upper extremity
444.22 Arterial embolism and thrombosis of lower extremity
415.19 Other pulmonary ...
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